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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 15, 2008 10:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 35th anniversary

great idea! Hadn't listened to this in awhile.

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Poster: dilcurrie Date: Oct 15, 2008 11:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 35th anniversary

This was the first album i bought after getting really into the Dead. It's always been one of my favourites reminds me of being a student, not studying.,.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Oct 15, 2008 11:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 35th anniversary

watch out for all the sax and violins
(pronounced~ sex and violence)
this album should be rated PG-13.

come on and let me sing your blues away.........

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 15, 2008 1:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 35th anniversary

What a change it was! I will never forget the day I got it; with the first album, Aox, Work, & ABeauty as my heavy rotation studio albums in mind, this one came as a complete shock, and though a pleasing one initially, it was bittersweet for me over the long haul.

The reason being (sorry, this is not intended to be negative) that although it certainly represented an important milestone for the boys at the time, as time passed I came to mark it as the beginning of the end for me and my obsession. I went on to see them over the next eight years, and loved each and every concert, but each studio effort left me less and less impressed. To the point that by 82 I stopped going to concerts, and after a particular move one year, I even gave up all albums produced post 73. Shocking, I know, but just the way it went for me...

I will always remember, though, the amazing sound and lyrics of Eyes, and MissTood, and Sunshine, and the rest. Agree that there is some fantastic writing in there...

But, it also became something of a sad marker for me.

Sorry--enjoy that amazing album and I'll shut up...

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Oct 15, 2008 3:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 35th anniversary

I had the same experience. After five years of buying everything they put out, and loving this one, the hiatus came and was followed by a string of over-produced disappointments. I continued to play my old favorite releases for the next 30 years, but the band was never the same to me afterwards -- until I discovered the Archives and all the amazing music they'd been making live in the mid- and late 70s. So WOTF is to me sort of the crest of a wave that then subsided

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 15, 2008 3:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 35th anniversary

"...crest of a wave that then subsided..."

Why the fuck couldn't I have said something so poetic?

Good job.

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Oct 15, 2008 5:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 35th anniversary

Isn't all this evidence enough to say what I have been preaching for ever - 73 / 74 pinnacle of the Dead